1920s Powerpoint Lecture Presentations (Due 1/27)

Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction Illustrated Lecture Guidelines
Honors World History
Your goal in this project is to deliver an “illustrated” lecture focusing on what you learned about history
from your HFNF book and supplementary research. Lectures will be presented either individually or in
pairs and last 15 minutes. A successful project will inform and engage the audience and reflect equal
participation from each group member.
Start with a hook: a passage, a story about a character in the book, an anecdote accompanied by an
image. Start with something that hooks your audience right away and sends the message that your
lecture is going to be a hit.
Structure and pace your lecture so that it is easy to follow and comprehend. Feel free to organize
your lecture around an introduction, body and conclusion. If you prefer dramatic storytelling
techniques and that approach fits your book’s content, consider using the three-act structure to deliver
your lecture. You may want to consider organizing your project and slides around key terms. However
you decide to organize your lecture, be sure to provide a solid organizational structure that allows you
to work seamlessly as a team in the way you present your information to your audience. Be mindful of
the transitions between each section, providing verbal cues and context so that your audience doesn’t
get lost.
Design and edit each slide carefully to fit the verbal content of your presentation. Images and media
should be thoughtfully selected, screened for quality, and fit naturally with the content of your
presentation. Select thought provoking, quality images that complement your topic. Use text
sparingly and only for titles and captions that provide the context we need to understand the
connection between image and verbal content. Otherwise, do not use text on your slides.
Balance the delivery of information between you and your partner. No one person should dominate.
Remember the goal of the project and design the project accordingly: to educate us about your
book and use supplementary information gleaned from research to enhance our understanding of the
book’s historical content. Keep the book central in your presentation by connecting information
gathered from research back to your book.
To sum up …
1) Unless told otherwise, all projects will be presented using Powerpoint/Keynote
2) Each slide should contain an image (or images) that complement and add to the verbal content
of the presentation.
3) Each slide should contain a title, an image or images with caption(s), but NO additional text.
4) Notes (not on slides!) are okay, but presenters must establish eye contact with the audience.
5) Presenters should share “airtime” more or less equally. (This is difficult to execute and requires
6) Presentations from pairs must be 15 minutes. Rehearse and time your presentation to be sure
you will meet this guideline; single presentations should also be 15 minutes long.
7) Bibliographies must be typed and turned in with the presentation. Bibliographies should include
a minimum of five sources.